Buffalo Exchange Earth Day

We Love Animals: Earth Day $1 Sale and Coats for Cubs

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Hey you! Yeah, you! Did you shop our Earth Day $1 Sale this past Saturday? Then go ahead and give yourself a huge high five! With your help, we raised $52,483 for The Humane Society of the United States in support of their efforts to encourage pet adoption. That’s more than we’ve ever raised before – and we couldn’t have done it without you! In the four months leading up to Earth Day, we also collected 1,390 furs through our Coats for Cubs Drive, which are shipping out to animal rehabilitators across the nation as we speak. If it wasn’t already obvious, we love animals.

A bit about our $1 Sale

Buffalo Exchange Earth Day

This Earth Day, forty-seven Buffalo Exchange stores nationwide offered a selection of men’s and women’s clothing for $1 apiece. Thousands of shoppers responded, gathering early Saturday morning to score deals on designer, vintage and everyday staples. Why get out of bed before 10am on a Saturday –and skip brunch, to boot? Even the non-morning people among us know that $1 items go quick.

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Buffalo Exchange Seals

Seal of Approval: Pacific Marine Mammal Center

By Christina Hebets, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Ever seen a sea lion and thought, “Dang, that is the cutest thing ever”? Yeah, us too. That’s why we feel so lucky to be sponsoring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out plastic bags in our stores and contributing to environmental pollution, we give out charity tokens that customers can donate to one of three local non-profits.

At Buffalo Exchange Fullerton, customers have the chance to help out adorable seals and sea lions just by shopping! If you often find yourself wondering about these cute little creatures, then you’re in luck. Here are some fun facts about them from the leader in their conservation – Pacific Marine Mammal Center!

History of Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Buffalo Exchange little seal

Did you know that the sea lion conservation movement in California started with one guy on a beach? Jim Stauffer was a life guard back in 1971 when he was approached by a little girl on the beach that told him about a sick sea lion she had found. Jim ended up taking the pup to the vet and nursing it back to health at his house. After this happened a few more times, he created the Pacific Marine Mammal Center with the help of just 3 volunteers! It became the first marine mammal rehabilitation center in California.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2017

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $704,200 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 14 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Supporting the Arts: Racheal Rios Wins Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, we know that we owe our success to the communities that surround us. That’s why giving back has always been built into our business model. For the past 22 years, Buffalo Exchange has been supporting the arts in its birthplace of Southern Arizona through the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award. According to Spencer Block, art is not the cherry on top – it’s essential to the well-being of society.

Buffalo Exchange Arts Award Supporting the arts
Toothfairy, Acrylic and Pen on Paper, Racheal Rios

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Buffalo Exchange Coats For Cubs

Coats for Cubs: Give Your Fur Donations Back to the Animals

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

With the New Year upon us, it’s a great time to find ways to give back! Every year, Buffalo Exchange runs Coats for Cubs, a donation drive that collects real fur coats and trimmings to provide comfort for orphaned and injured wildlife. Now through April 22nd, we will be collecting real furs on behalf of wildlife rehabilitators across the country.

History of Coats for Cubs

Continuing the work of the Humane Society of the United States, Buffalo Exchange has held the Coats for Cubs fur drive annually since 2006. Over the years, we’ve collected over 12,000 fur donations to aid in animal rehabilitation and 1,170 in 2016 alone!

Coats For Cubs Fur Donation

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2018

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $728,595 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 14.5 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2017

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Buffalo Exchange Home Fur Good

Home ‘Fur’ Good: Giving Back at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

By: Brittney Stuart, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, instead of offering plastic bags, we hand out charity tokens with each purchase. This gives shoppers the opportunity to donate 5 cents (the cost of a plastic bag) to one of three local non-profits through our Tokens for Bags® program. In our Phoenix, Arizona store, shoppers have the chance to sponsor the Home ‘Fur’ Good Animal Shelter.

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Buffalo Exchange Ohio Charities

Giving Back in Ohio: Supporting the CHA Animal Shelter

By Brittney Stuart, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, we believe in giving back to the community on a daily basis. So, instead of offering plastic bags, we hand out charity tokens with each purchase, giving shoppers the chance to donate 5 cents to one of three rotating local non-profits through our Tokens for Bags® program. Preserve the environment and help the community, all in one go? Yes, please! In our Columbus, Ohio store, shoppers have the chance to sponsor the Citizens for Humane Action (CHA) Animal Shelter.

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Everyday Charity: Giving Back by Shopping

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Here at Buffalo Exchange, we believe that giving back should be part of your daily routine. Besides helping cut down on clothing waste in general, we’ve brought that philosophy into our stores by eliminating plastic bags and offering our customers the opportunity to donate 5 cents in place of a bag to a local non-profit instead. Doing your good deed for the day has never been so easy!

We care about having a positive impact on the communities we operate in and empowering our customers to make a difference right in their own backyard. In New York, customers are helping to support the Lower East Side Ecology Center every day, just by shopping with us!

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